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Officers Use: Monitoring Team and Seattle Officers

officers use: The reforms were strongly resisted by the department's brass at the time, according to Metro News. However, a monitoring team found the changes eventually led to a drop in how often officers use serious force, with no rise in crime or officer injuries. The agreement followed questionable actions against minorities, including an officer's fatal shooting of a Native American woodcarver in 2010. During a 28-month span from 2014 to 2016, incidents in which Seattle officers used force that caused or could be expected to cause injury fell at least 60 per cent from a similar period in 2009 to 2011. Former Mayor Ed Murray hired O'Toole, a former Boston police commissioner. New Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Deputy Chief Carmen Best will serve as interim chief beginning Jan. 1. ( As reported in the news.